Dawn Island Arc
I Will Get Much, Much Stronger! Zoro's Pledge to His Captain! - まだまだ強くなる! ゾロ船長への誓い (Madamada Tsuyoku Naru! Zoro Senchō e no Chikai)
With Robin on her way to meet Dragon, Brook putting together a new song, Usopp training himself as best he can, and Zoro humbling himself before Mihawk to learn his sword style, the Straw Hats are making great strides. Meanwhile, the meaning of Luffy's mysterious message is revealed!
|I Will Get Much, Much Stronger! Zoro's Pledge to His Captain!|
|Romaji||Madamada Tsuyoku Naru! Zoro Senchō e no Chikai|
|September 18, 2011|
|September 17, 2011|
Brook begins to play
On Sword Mountain Island in the Grand Line, Brook is sitting still in a change that the Long Arm men have put him in as a freak show. No one believes he's real since he's not moving. Brook stares at the paper and tries to think of what he can do to help Luffy. He remembers his time with Luffy on Thriller Bark. Standing up, he tries leaning on the cage at 40 degrees angle. That fails and he falls. Everyone is in shock to see a skeleton moving. With his leaning failing, Brook pulls out a guitar and starts to play. The Long Arms are captured by the rhythm.
Robin joins with the Revolutionary Army
In the East Blue under the great bridge, Robin has agreed to join the Revolutionary Army and meet with Luffy's father Dragon. They are happy she changed their mind, and she teases them for not knowing there were such kind people out there. Though, she's still happy with how it all ended. She remembers the end of Ohara and how she was hunted. Her thoughts turn to Enies Lobby and how Luffy convinced her to want to live. The Revolutionaries ask Robin to come inside the boat from the cold, but she explains that she's a pirate and can't trust them so easily. Their leader then calls for the sofa, blankets, food, and hot drinks be brought out to her. They set sail, and Robin is wonders if she can become stronger by meeting Dragon. She's surprised that for the first time in her life that she wants to get stronger for someone else.
Usopp vows to get stronger
Usopp is in intense training on the Bowin Island. Heracles is surprised at his new intensity for getting stronger. They run and run until he collapses. Heracles asks Usopp what brought about this change. He explains how his captain, Luffy, is always pushing himself too far and suffering for it. If he wants to be king of the pirates, he'll need his almighty power. He want to be the king of the snipers. He then asks Heracles to explain the weapons he's been using. He pulls out these seeds that are called Pop Greens. They are cultivated from the plants on the Bowin Islands.
Zoro bows his head to Mihawk and asks for training
On Gloom Island, Zoro is bowing his head to Dracule Mihawk, and pleading with him to train him. Mihawk is shocked, but he dismisses Zoro's request. He believes that he's just come crawling to him because Zoro couldn't defeat the baboons and get out to see. Though, Zoro says he's already defeated all of them. MIhawk is surprised to hear this, and he asks why he should train a man who's out to defeat him. Looking up, Zoro explains it's to overcome him. This causes Mihawk to burst out laughing. He tells Perona to tend to Zoro's wounds. His training will begin once he's healed. Mihawk realizes that for a man such as Zoro to bow his head and ask for help that it's always for someone's sake. In Zoro's room, he explains to Perona what the
3D2Y tattoo on Luffy's arm means. They were suppose to meet someone three days ago, but that long passed. Luffy can called for them to meet again after two years.
Zoro goes outside the caste to meet Mihawk. A giant baboon comes out of the mist with a giant sword modeled after Mihawks. Zoro pulls out his swords, and clashes blades with the giant animal. The Straw Hat Pirates have all got the message and are preparing for their reunion in two years on Sabaody Archipelago.
Points of Interest
- In Brook's flashback of the time he met the Straw Hats is the first appearance of Zoro's Yubashiri sword since he left it at Thriller Bark.
- Jaguar D. Saul is heard in this episode, but not seen.
- Much of the CP-9 are only seen briefly in this episode and most have no spoken lines.
- The Going Merry appears in this episode in flashback.
- The Pop Greens are formally introduced in this episode.
- The meaning behind Luffy's "
3D2Y" is revealed this episode.
- Johnny and Yosaku only appear in this episode in Zoro's flashback.
- The beginning of Zoro's training was never shown in the original manga.
Moves This Episode
|Monkey D. Luffy||Gear Second / Gear Third (flashback)|
Gum-Gum Giant Jet Bullet (flashback)
|Gecko Moria||Shadow's Asgard (flashback)|
|Usopp||Special Attack - Firebird Star (flashback)|